The Self in Self-Help

Most human beings spend their lives battling with opposing inner forces: what they think they should do versus what they are doing; how they feel about themselves versus how they are; whether they think they’re right and worthy or wrong and unworthy. The separate self is just the conglomeration of these opposing forces. When the self drops away, inner division drops away with it.

– Adyashanti, “The Taboo of Enlightenment”

The 8 week mindfulness course is not just another earnest self-improvement gig. It’s much less about self-improvement; much more about self-recognition and compassionate self acceptance.